Stunt Performer Spotlight: Destiny Ekwueme

Featured Interview With Stunt Performer, Destiny Ekwueme.

Destiny Ekwueme is a professional SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actress.  With a background in cheerleading and gymnastics.  She has trained with Bay Area Stunts in falls, go-downs, tumbles and utility fights.

What inspired you to become a stunt person?

I was inspired to become a stunt professional after an incident that left my hand  and leg injured.  I was developing a plan for myself to stay active and take full advantage of my health and body.

While attending physical therapy I was introduced to Tony Vella and Bay Area Stunts []. Stunts then became a huge part of that plan.

What is your greatest skill as a stunt performer, is there a story behind it?

My training in cheerleading, gymnastics and dance is my greatest skill as a stunt performer.  All these things are heavily reliant on coordination, choreography and trusting all of your training when it’s time to perform.

These skills have been tremendously useful as a stunt performer.

What advice would you What advice would you give other stunt people?

The advice I would give is that every stunt performer is different.  We all have our own skills and qualities, so there is no need to try to fit into a box that doesn’t suit you.

Find what you love and what you do best, pair that with training and there will always be a place for you in stunts.  

Anything else you would like to tell the community about?

I would love take a moment to share Bay Area Stunts with their very skilled and talented performers and coordinators.

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